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Marching Band


GFBLA was originally created as a marching band to represent the LGBTQ community at pride parades.

Join us as we hit the streets once again and celebrate over 40 years with this historic and dazzling group.

Whether you play an instrument, toss a flag, twirl a baton, or just want to volunteer, there's a place for everyone.

Contact us to learn more! We'll put you in touch with our Marching Band Artistic Director, Leonard Dootson, who will be able to answer any questions you might have.

GFBLA is returning to PRIDE parades this summer, Sunday, June 12, and Sunday, July 10! We will be marching in the 50th year of the Los Angeles Pride Parade, where our band first marched in 1978, AND the Long Beach Pride Parade. And we want YOU to be a part of it all!

If playing marching arrangements of your favorite pop tunes while strutting next to friends and fellow musicians, complete the sign up form and join us for a rehearsal! Upcoming rehearsal dates below:

Sunday, April 24, 10am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 22 , 10am-12:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 10am-12:30pm

Rehearsals will be held at HOLA, 615 S Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles. Bring your instrument, water, comfortable shoes, sun protection, and music to each rehearsal.

For more information about marching, please email our Marching Director, Leonard Dootson, at

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Upcoming Marching Band Events 2022!

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